Compilation into One Booklet:The Stories & Wisdom that have Emerged From The Co-creation Research Community
Together with you, I want to create a future in which countless miracles will happen.
For over 10 years, Co-cree! and it’s 300 peers have been continuing field tests on the conditions and processes
that bring about transformation. In 100 years, about which people would look back and say,
“History changed from there”.
The origin of the name “Co-cree!” is from the word “co-creation.”
Co-creation emerges when a diverse group of people put their titles aside,
become connected through their common roots as their whole selves,
and organically move together - not based on plans but following their flowing energy.
We are at an important crossroad of eras.
So, we’ve created the “Co-cree! Hundred-Color Picture Scroll”
to share the wisdom of
co-creation with people all over Japan and all over the world.
I’d be happy if you could read this together with your precious like-minded peers.
Co-cree!’s Hope & Worldview
A future beyond expectations emerges when each one of us becomes connected to our wishes in the depth of our roots, and fully harness our gifts and talents. We want to create a future in which infinite miracles of co-creation happen, together with you.
The Principles of Co-creation
“To connect with your roots (your underlying wishes at the deepest level), and to connect with others through common roots.” These are our fundamental premise and guiding principles to realize co-creation. We’ve been cherishing these principles ever since starting our activities 10 years ago.
Wisdom from Research on Co-creation:
What Makes a Community or Society Drastically Change?
To change our future in 100 years, we have been conducting field tests all over Japan with our 300 members, to realize co-creation. The conditions and processes that bring about collective inspiration, discovered through our 10 years of research and development, are creatively described with illustrations and charts.
Three Case Examples: Changes to Individuals, Community, and Society
1) Naoki Ota, former advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, experienced self-transformation and now strives for social transformation while overcoming obstacles.
2) The story of “moving the mountain” in Kurokawa Onsen, Minamioguni, Kumamoto: Co-cree!’s starting point.
3) Hosting spaces to enable co-creation and a future beyond expectations in Ama Town, Shimane.
Members Who Have Studied
Our members come from many backgrounds. From mayors, university professors, corporate managers, governmental officials, farmers, social entrepreneurs, leaders of non-profit organizations, to artists all over Japan. Our research community of 300 people is a microcosm of society to explore the conditions and process of co-creation.
Three Principles to Create
Fertile Soil for Co-creation
What we especially value is the creation of fertile soil. Co-cree! has adopted the concepts of natural farming to community building. Just as crops will grow by themselves when an optimum environment for vegetation is nurtured, we believe the same is true for co-creation. Here are some examples of “future beyond expectations” that emerged for the members of Co-cree!.
The Co-cree! Genealogical Tree: Classification of Pieces of Wisdom on Co-creation from around the World into 12 Pillars
We have compiled and classified techniques and concepts for co-creation from different parts of the world, which were initially separated in the past, into 3 streams and 12 pillars. The video called “Co-cree! Genealogical Tree” contains the summary of these achievements.More on the
The “Co-cree! Genealogical Tree” is the result of our research on co-creation
over the past 10 years.
It is a compilation of the wisdom of co-creation from all over the world.
The video “Co-cree! Genealogical Tree” features and classifies techniques and concepts for
co-creation such as system sensing, wholeness, dialogue, backcasting, etc.
In the past, these concepts were traditionally considered separately.
We also recommend the commentary and book list on
“The 3 Streams and 12 Pillars of Wisdom” for those who would like to know and learn more on each subject.